Community news in brief

Oklahoma City-area community news in brief
Oklahoman Published: July 22, 2014
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COMMUNITY

School supplies needed

The University of Phoenix has joined with the Boys & Girls Club to collect school supplies through donations at the university’s Oklahoma City campus.

Much-needed items include backpacks, pencils, pens, notebook paper, crayons, markers and highlighters.

Financial donations also can be made online to help the Boys & Girls Club buy supplies specifically needed by the club and its members.

The drive continues through July 30.

Donations can be made at 6501 N Broadway, third floor, or online at www.bgca.org/uopx.

Leadership retreat set

Leadership Edmond will commence its 30th class with a two-day overnight retreat on Aug. 25 and 26.

Leadership Edmond is a leadership development program designed to provide community leaders with a deeper understanding of significant issues affecting the Edmond area.

Participants receive in-depth exposure to the critical issues facing the community through lectures, discussion groups, on-site visits, simulations and other leadership development activities.

Participants also get a chance to meet key community leaders.

The application deadline is Friday.

For applications, go to www.edmondchamber.com.

Career classes open

— Moore Norman Technology Center is still accepting applications for a variety of career-readiness classes that begin in August.

Openings are available for high school or adult students interested in air conditioning and refrigeration, auto service technology, carpentry, database administration and precision.

For more information, go to www.mntechnology.com.

FROM STAFF REPORTS